Of all the various problems you expect to have in your garden, the last thing you would anticipate is having a deer problem. For those that live in areas in which deer populations freely roam the city limits, the possibility of deer eating your crop is actually quite high. After the deer determine that you have a nice place for them to stop, it will be quite difficult for you to get them to cease stopping by.
Keeping deer out of your garden is somewhat tricky to pull off. Many of the conventional methods of keeping pests out of your crop are inefficient. Tricks such as deer-repelling alarms, sensor activated sprinkling systems, decoys, and other methods are often too ineffective or too expensive to implement. Although these methods may work, many have found them too inconsistent for their situation.
Two of the best ways to combat your deer problem are with the use of netting of one sort or another. Installing a garden fence may be your best line of defense if you have a large garden. Keep in mind that any fence that is installed must be tall enough to keep the deer from simply leaping over it to reach your garden. A garden fence with netting can be built to 8 feet or so and provide a near invisible line of protection from your uninvited guests.
If you have a smaller area to work with or only a few plants that the deer like access to, another great method for protection is garden netting. This type of netting is designed to be draped over the plants, and provides a layer of protection between the plant and the intruder. Unless you have a rodent problem as well, this can be an excellent way to keep the deer from your hard-earned vegetable and fruit crop in the garden.